About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

The Supremes – 1964 – Where Did Our Love Go

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Supremes have arrived! A transitional album, as this combines some of their earlier minor hits like ‘Run, Run, Run‘ and ‘A Breath Taking Guy‘, alongside their Top 40 breakthrough ‘When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes‘ and their trio of…

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Chic – ‎1978 – C’est Chic

A bright, shining example of what mass-produced, intelligent dance music should be. This is one of the top 5 disco albums and a pinnacle from the best band since the big band era. It exploded with confidence and talent to spare onto an unsuspecting audience…

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The Controllers – 1979 – Next In Line

The Controllers made some bad bad slow jams. In fact when I start a Slow Jam Hall Of Fame they’ll be in it. They sing from the heart, emotive, deep soul. I remember when I bought their first album back in 77, Somebody’s Gotta Win…

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The Meters – 1970 – Struttin’

The Meters are struttin plenty here – stepping out with those hard, tight New Orleans grooves that practically changed the way funk sounded in the 60s! The album’s one of their classic trio for Josie Records – all of which are sublime – and like the others, it’s got…

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Gil Scott-Heron – 1971 – Pieces Of A Man

Our favorite ever album from Gil Scott-Heron, a set that we’d easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mind blowing right from the start – as Gil’s poetry comes into play with his growing talents…

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Melvin Van Peebles – 1971 – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

One of the most fantastic soundtracks of the 70s – and maybe even of all time – thanks to a non-stop blast of insane styles and grooves – all quite different than other blaxploitation records of the time! For this, his masterpiece film, Melvin Van…

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Clarence Carter – 1968 – This Is Clarence Carter

A seminal debut from the great Clarence Carter – proof that there was still a lot of genius to be heard in southern soul at the time! The 60s were just about over when Clarence appeared on the recording scene – and it seemed that…

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Turner Bros. ‎- 1974 – Act 1

Original INSANELY RARE private Indiana LP by Turner Bros. on the MB label. Amazing soul/funk LP Check prices here  Incredible & ultra rare funk 70′ LP. Including top dance dj cut “Cause I Love You“. The Turner Brother’s ‎ Act 1, originally released on their own label…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Bill Fredericks ‎- 1977 – Love With You

A rare 1977 smooth soul album covering 12 of the Bee Gees’ hits, arranged and conducted by John Cameron. Including a stunning cover version of  “To Love Somebody” and the wonderful smooth “Charade“.  Bill Fredericks was one of the many featured vocalists with the Drifters. While…

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Little Anthony & The Imperials – 1973 – On a New Street

Wonderful work from Little Anthony, a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album, using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other, both…

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Fantastic Four ‎- 1971 – The Lost Motown Album

Motown lovers/aficionados will be licking their lips in glee on this one – and with damn good reason. Supposed to have been issued on the Motown subsidiary label Soul SS-722 in early 1971 – the vinyl album “How Sweet He Is” by THE FANTASTIC FOUR…

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Gwen Guthrie ‎- 1983 – Portrait

Gwen Guthrie is best known for her number one R&B single “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But the Rent“, a popular self-written bouncer. A prolific songwriter and a good pianist, she also penned “Supernatural Thing” for Ben E. King and “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” for…

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Leon Haywood – 1976 – Intimate

An intimate record from Leon Haywood, but one that’s still got his sense of groove nicely in place – at a level that has the singer really warming up to a new sort of modern soul style in the process! There’s still some of the…

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Jerry Washington – 1973 – Right Here Is Where You Belong

An excellent soul album on Excello, darn hard to find, and just about the only one we’ve ever seen by Jerry Washington, who had more of a “behind the scenes” influence at the label. The record’s a great mix of southern soul styles, with some…

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The Crusaders – 1976 – Those Southern Knights

Apart from the title’s terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album’s a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of…

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Lowrell – 1979 – Lowrell

Lowrell Simon aka Lowrell was a member of Chicago soul group the Lost Generation and also had an ’80s hit with “Mellow Mellow Right On“, which has been the source for numerous raps and samples, most notably Massive Attack‘s “Lately,” Markie Dee, and Chicago rapper Common. His solo debut Lowrell (released fall 1979)…

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Shout Box

edew
(Sunday, Apr 15. 2018 01:21 AM)
For Nikos – thank you so much Nikos.
Ben
(Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 12:26 PM)
Requests: Light Of The World 1979 + The Gap Band II + Cameo ‎– We All Know Who We Are. thanks!
Nikos
(Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 09:32 PM)
For Ben – http://ul.to/lluaem2g Cameo ‎– We All Know Who We Are (320@ from CDFlac)
Nikos
(Wednesday, Apr 18. 2018 10:53 PM)
For Ben – http://ul.to/4f9oto2p Light Of The World 1979 (320@ from CD Flac with extra)
Ben
(Thursday, Apr 19. 2018 08:04 PM)
Thanks Nikos!

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